Early unit of computing power: one "kilogirl" was equivalent to a thousand hours of manual computing labor

Easily one of my favorite animations from #Kurzgesagt, because it combines an introduction to an exciting topic in #biology (phages, fascinating nano-robots that should get anyone interested in evolution) with a relevant real-world application (alternatives to antibiotics).


Using Java in low maitenance open-source software just got harder.

Oracle decided to monetize on JDK support, and they now release "non-LTS" JDK every six months with **no support overlap**, and LTS every three years with **only six months overlap of support**.

Python on the other hand gets about **5 years** of support for **each release** which gives you **three years** of overlap.

Temporary rules posted at Britain's Richmond Golf Club after German bombs hit the course in 1940 t.co/plPyFon6Wk

When you feel like your product isn't good enough, just remember this is what looked like in the early days.

Having a whale of a good time at Cambridge zoology museum

Loic Tallon, Chief Digital Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the largest art museum in the United States), about the success of #OpenAccess & collaboration with #Wikimedia:

"At The Met, more people (ten million a month) are now experiencing The Met collection on Wikipedia than on metmuseum.org (two million a month). Furthermore, they’re doing so in languages and contexts that are near impossible for The Met to replicate and support on its own website."



Fantastic step-by-step explanation of how to create a #Wikidata query. The example produces an interactive map of female writers from North African countries, with photos, in 14 lines of code.


Hello fediverse! lib.reviews/ is a free/open/nonprofit alternative to proprietary review sites like , , .

It plugs into sources: , and (OSM integration is very basic at this point). Still a long way to go but we have a small community and lots of reviews already. On GitHub at: github.com/eloquence/lib.revie - IRC: .reviews on irc.freenode.net - Matrix: matrix.to/#/#lib.reviews:matri

Google's Talk to Books allows you to ask a question and see answers from the millions of books they've digitized:


To do this they built a model from a billion conversations. I wonder what the conversations were? I guess they could be search queries and clicked responses ... but maybe not?


Fuscia sounds both amazing and scary. An AI/assistant first operating system is equally the most amazing thing and the most intrusive thing. I suppose everything is headed this way, but it will be interesting to see how much resistance is offered to counter these types of things (my guess is not much until it's way too late) 9to5google.com/2018/03/23/fuch

I got some good photos today. I won't share them all here, but for those interested (*cough* @RoseLemberg@twitter.com *cough*) they'll be going up on Flickr shortly.

This Golden Pheasant has been dubbed Donald by the locals for his hairstyle.

My first Firefox Addon: rewrites requests to the mobile Wikipedia website to the standard desktop one: addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

It's 100% functional on both desktop and android versions of Firefox (the latter being my main motivation). Writing web extensions is awesomely easy.

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